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Connecting the Dots: Human Trafficking and Climate Change

Human trafficking continues to be one of the most pressing human rights violations around the world. Human trafficking is the illegal trade of men, women, and children, and the exploitation of their bodies and labor. In practically every country on earth, people are coerced or tricked into an industry of modern-day slavery. According to the […]
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What is Plant With Purpose doing to address climate change?

Empowering Rural Farmers to Reverse Climate Change Plant With Purpose works at the nexus of environmental degradation and poverty alleviation to empower rural farmers to reverse deforestation and to sequester carbon, reversing climate change. Our integrated approach addresses economic, environmental, and spiritual contributors to climate change and results in healed land and relationships as communities […]
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What you should know about your trash

Recycling trash has been hailed as a simple way to help the environment for a long, long time. It’s easy to imagine the bottles and cans in your  blue bin being picked up and sent to a factory where they’re melted down and remade into new bottles, cans, or other goods, right? Unfortunately, not always. […]
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Remembering our friend, Peter Illyn

A reflection from our CEO Scott Sabin On December 11th , the Church lost a pioneer, a prophet and someone whose voice should have been much more widely heard. I first met Peter Illyn in 1996, at a conference convened by the Christian Environmental Council in Chattanooga. Of all the people I met that week, […]
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Finding Surprising Blessings in the COVID-19 Pandemic (an update from Scott Sabin)

An update from CEO Scott Sabin Yes, 2020 has and continues to be a challenging year but it’s also been an amazing and surprising year in many ways. Jesus has been at work in the communities that we serve around the world. The passage that keeps coming to mind is John 1:5, “The light shines […]
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Amidst a global pandemic, donors invest in the world’s most vulnerable

Alliance of U.S. donors gives $2.6 million to build resilience in Democratic Republic of the Congo [SAN DIEGO, CA, SEPTEMBER 2020] — The global coronavirus pandemic has highlighted our interconnectedness and responsibility for one another. As the virus continues to disproportionately harm already-marginalized groups, an alliance of high-capacity donors leveraged this interconnectedness for good. In […]
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Four Year's Time: Why Samuel's forest shows us that change is possible

A lot can happen in four years. In the summer of 2016, a Plant With Purpose team went to visit a field site in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). At the time, the DRC was our newest partnering country and one of the most difficult places where we could work. Most families ate only […]
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Rational Hope: A Way Forward

Why are some vulnerable rural communities able to thrive in spite of the pandemic?  The COVID-19  pandemic has heightened our awareness of the turmoil in our world. Though we are isolated with family inside our homes, we are also increasingly concerned  about the events happening outside. Extreme climate events such as flooding in Sudan and […]
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Did the pandemic really set back global poverty by 30 years?

The toll of COVID-19 is complex. It has directly claimed many lives, but even those who have managed to avoid the illness must still deal with the shock it has placed on the world. One of the biggest disruptions has been the economic turmoil created by the illness. Many of the projections about how this […]
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Great News for our work in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Jul. 30, 2020 We have exciting news to share with you this week! We are expanding our work to impact nearly 95,000 more people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by launching operations in five additional watershed areas. Some of you may be familiar with the story of our work in the DRC. When […]
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You are building resilient communities during COVID-19 in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

COVID-19 has been a serious matter for our communities since the outbreak began to spread around the world. From the start, our team has been concerned by the lack of medical resources in the places where we work. We consulted with local health experts and our own international partners to figure out how we could […]
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You are building resilient communities during COVID-19 in Thailand and the DRC

COVID-19 has been a serious matter for our communities since the outbreak began to spread around the world. From the start, our team has been concerned by the lack of medical resources in the places where we work. We consulted with local health experts and our own international partners to figure out how we could […]
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We're Resurrection People, After All!

The following is a letter from our Creative Director, Philippe Lazaro, on what happens when a global pandemic runs into Easter- a day where we celebrate resurrection. What a month it’s been. To echo a Tweet by Andy Crouch I read, “Honestly, I hadn’t planned on giving up this much for Lent.” There’s something oddly […]
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How our international partners are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic

Many of you may be wondering how the virus impacts our international partners? The effects of this pandemic will be severe if they infiltrate communities like the ones where we work, as infrastructure is extremely limited. Many subsistence farmers are often immunocompromised. Please pray against its spread. We have also been in close communication with our […]
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A message from our CEO regarding Covid-19

Dear Friend, This is strange and difficult time and, in many ways, we are heading into uncharted territory. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your partnership, to let you know how COVID-19 is affecting our work around the world, and finally, to ask how we might serve you in the days […]
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